On the Boardwalk
Stories from New York City's Coney Island
"I just started calling the sharks names of dirty, rotten, stinkin’ rock and rollers."
Memorable stories from our archive, chosen by our interview facilitators
"One of the greatest tools that I learned is that I have the ability to truly change someone’s life."
Jamel Massey tells his friend Tyree Hicks about the mentor he had while incarcerated who helped change his life.
"Have me and Mom ever extremely disappointed you?"
Minister Beau Harris talks with his daughter, Kioni "Popcorn" Marshall, about the changes they've seen in their family over the years.
"I was six years old when she left for New York City."
José Cruz tells his daughter, Grace Cruz, about staying in the Dominican Republic after his mother moved to New York City to start a better life for them.